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Posted by on 19 April

ACT scholarship awards increasing, criteria changing for all scholarships

Hinds Community College is increasing the amount of the ACT scholarship awards, beginning with the fall 2013 term that starts on Aug. 19.

For each term, students who have a score of 29 and above on the ACT can receive a $3,000 Presidential Scholarship. Students with an ACT of 25 to 28 can receive a $1,500 Dean’s Scholarship and students with an ACT of 21 to 24 can receive a $1,000 Faculty Scholarship.

Previously the ACT scholarship awards were designated for specific expenses, such as tuition and room and board, depending on the amount of the award. But now all of these scholarships can be used for any Hinds college expense.

The ACT scholarships are awarded to new, incoming freshmen. They are automatically awarded to those who qualify; students don’t have to submit a special application.

Hinds has also changed the criteria for receiving and keeping all Hinds scholarships, including ACT, athletics, band, Honors, performance groups as well as Hinds Community College Foundation scholarships. Students must maintain 15 hours, the equivalent of five courses at three hours each, to remain eligible for the scholarship. The changes, including the increase in dollar amount, apply to current recipients.

Registration opened for new students on April 15. Students should register early to get the courses they need and the schedule they want.

New students must complete the application process and see an adviser before they can register for classes, either in person at one of six Hinds locations or online.

For more information about all Hinds Community College scholarships, contact 601.857.3767 or see the Hinds website at www.hindscc.edu.

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Landscape Dept. annual plant sale continues
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15 April

Landscape Dept. annual plant sale continues

Plant Sale

The Hinds Community College Landscape Department annual plant sale continues on April 19-20.

The plant sale, which helps students attend conferences, is at the produce market building next to the Gray-Partridge Center on Highway 18 in Raymond. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 19 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 20.

The plant sale features trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs, ground covers and vines.

For more information contact Martha Hill, mghill@hindscc.edu.

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Raymond Campus offering new creative writing class
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15 April

Raymond Campus offering new creative writing class

Creative Writing

Hinds Community College is offering a new creative writing class as an elective on the Raymond Campus.

The course will cover non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama. Students will be expected to write and submit their original words and to revise based on classroom discussions and editing.

Students can sign up for the course, ENG 2133-RYCA , on the Hinds website.

Registration for fall classes that begin on August 19 opens for current students on April 8 and for new students on April 15.

New students must complete the application process and see an adviser before they can register for classes, either in person at one of six Hinds locations or online.

For information and schedules, see the Hinds website at www.hindscc.edu. For information on the class, contact Melissa Buie, English department chair, at mbuie@hindscc.edu or 601.857.3787.

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Posted by on 15 April

Nursing students inducted into honor society

Hinds Community College inducted the inaugural class of the new Omega chapter of Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society of Nursing on April 4 at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

Twenty-seven students in the Associate Degree Nursing program at either Rankin Campus or Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center were inducted into the Hinds chapter.

They are Gagandeep Bal of Clinton, Brook Banks of Madison, Carmen Boggan of Mendenhall, Sarah Cannon of Clinton, Jake Chandler of Carthage, Kay Crotwell of Jackson, Sarah Enstrom of Madison, Elizabeth Fairchild of Magee, Brenda Foster of Brookhaven, Larissa Garner of Vicksburg, Ruth Gerber of Brandon, Nicholas Irons of Brandon, Jay Johnson of Byram, Rashetta Jones of Jackson, Dorian Klenovich of Ridgeland, Elizabeth Luker of Florence, VeSharne McPherson of Indianola, Nicole McWilliams of Raymond, Bonnie Medders of Brandon, Virginia Poole of Florence, Christi Rossetti of Brandon, Ashley Strickland of Raymond, Erica Stuart of Forest, Paige Townsend of Brandon, LaQuwanda Wallace of Jackson, Leah Warner of Pearl and Brandi Welch of Vaiden.


The National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN), in order to promote scholarship and academic excellence in the profession of nursing, has established the N-OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society and has made provisions for the establishment of Institutional Honor Society Chapters. The objective of the N-OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society is to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing.

Membership is offered after the first two semesters to students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and have earned a grade of B or better in each nursing class of the nursing program with no previous failures in any nursing course.

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Posted by on 15 April

McLendon Library hosts Lincoln Exhibit, invites schools

As part of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, Hinds Community College will host a prestigious national traveling exhibit from Aug. 12 through Sept. 20 at the McLendon Library on the Raymond Campus.

Along with the 1,000-foot exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” Mary Beth Applin, dean of Learning Resources, is planning a series of programs during September, spring boarding off the exhibit.

“We have a terrific line-up of performances, lectures and activities that is sure to appeal to everyone.  We think students, faculty/staff, local schools and community members will find something fascinating to see or do at our library while learning about one of our greatest presidents,” she said.

As part of the exhibit, Hinds is extending a specific invitation to schools to book trips to see the exhibit and attend some of the special programs. The national project has curriculum materials and other materials aimed at students. For more information and to register, go to the page on the Hinds website, http://www.hindscc.edu/lrc/librarynewsandevents/lincoln.aspx

The exhibit was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association and is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Among the activities being planned in September to partner with the exhibit are dramatic readings from diaries by Jackson State’s Theater group MadDrama, music and dancing by Hinds’ Jubilee Singers and Montage Dancers, intriguing examinations of civil war constitutional issues from Mississippi College’s debate team, and various lectures on the war, slavery and Lincoln’s legacy from local historians and guest speakers.

According to the American Library Association website, the exhibit “brings into focus the constitutional crises at the heart of this great conflict. The exhibition identifies three crises — the secession of the Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties — and explores how Lincoln sought to meet these political and constitutional challenges.”

The traveling exhibition content is organized into six thematic sections:

• The Introduction lays out the three critical questions—concerning slavery, secession, and civil liberties—facing the nation in 1860, when Lincoln was elected President with less than 40 percent of the vote.

 

• “Oath of Office” focuses on Lincoln’s inauguration on March 4, 1861, at a time when the Constitution was being challenged and the United States was falling apart. The new president promised that the government would not attack the South if the South did not attack the Union, but he also took a solemn oath to “preserve, protect, and defend” the Constitution.

 

• “Divided” asks the question, “Are we a single nation or a confederacy of sovereign and separate states?” Lincoln believed that his inaugural oath compelled him to preserve the Union, that secession was unconstitutional and undemocratic. The Southern states believed that they were under attack.

 

• “Bound” reflects the nation’s struggle with the problem of slavery, with which it had been vexed since America’s founding. The Constitution left the matter of slavery in the hands of the individual states. But many asked, “How can a country founded on the belief that ‘all men are created equal’ tolerate slavery?”

 

• “Dissent” raises the question: “Must civil liberties give way to save the Union?” In face of the chaos and danger facing Lincoln and the Union, Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus—the constitutional provision that protects citizens of the United States against arbitrary arrests.

 

• “Legacy” focuses on the Gettysburg Address and on the work yet to be done to achieve the ideals of equality, freedom, and democracy articulated in the Constitution and cherished by Lincoln. Acknowledging the shortcomings of his own age, Lincoln challenged future generations of Americans to continue the work of realizing our nation’s highest ideals. Using self-stick notes on an exhibition panel, visitors are invited to answer the question, “Has America lived up to the ideals Lincoln fought for?”

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

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Posted by on 02 April

Vicksburg students benefit from Education Pays program

In 2012, Vicksburg businessman Ray Neilsen, the Co-Trustee of The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, wanted to help change lives. He came up with the idea for the Education Pays program, giving those that were unable to finish high school or obtain a GED (General Education Development) certificate another chance.

Under the program, eligible Warren County adult students are given a one-time award of $500 upon completion of their certified GED after enrolling in the Adult Education program at Hinds Community College.

Five students were given their Education Pays award recently, bringing the total award recipients to 76.

Among them were Deborah Lang-Norwood, Whitney Williams, Casheka Northern, Margaret Botford and Cody Whitehead, all Warren County residents.

Hinds Community College also offers the first college class tuition free for GED recipients who are first-time college students.

For more information on Education Pays, visit www.hindscc.edu or call Betty Gibson, coordinator for Adult Education, at 601.857.3914.

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Posted by on 02 April

Memorial scholarship honoring 2 physicians established

A new scholarship to benefit respiratory therapy students at Hinds Community College has been established as a memorial to two pulmonary physicians who made exceptional contributions to the success of Hinds’ graduates: Dr. Wallace Conerly and Dr. William “Chappie” Pinkston.

The respiratory therapy community was greatly saddened in 2011 to have lost these two champions in a single year. As a tribute to both of them, a joint scholarship has been established in their names, said Shirley Jenkins, respiratory therapy instructor at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.

“Dr. Conerly and Dr. Pinkston were both highly respected pulmonologists who had attained high levels of success in their field. This scholarship is an expression of gratitude for them, and we hope it will help future students remember that they walk in the footprint of these giants,” Jenkins said.

Dr. Pinkston was a professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. For 25 years Dr. Pinkston served as the medical director of the Hinds Respiratory Care Technology program. This involved coming to the college almost weekly to lecture or to attend student presentations of patient cases. He had a powerful gift for teaching and could make complex medical information easily understood by novice students, Jenkins said.

Over the years Dr. Conerly spent many Friday mornings at NAHC. He would drop by on his way to work as vice chancellor of the University of Mississippi Medical Center to hear the Respiratory Therapy sophomores present a patient case to their faculty and classmates.

Dr. Conerly would then follow up with a brief lecture to help illuminate the topic at hand. These lectures provided far more than the value of the information he shared with the students, Jenkins said.

“The world of medicine held them both in high regard, and their time was very valuable. At the same time, both men knew the value of respiratory therapy to healthcare and devoted a significant amount of time to ensuring the success of our program and its students,” Jenkins said.

The Respiratory Therapy Department at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center has established the Conerly & Pinkston Scholarship.

For more information about the scholarship, contact Shirley Jenkins, Respiratory Therapy Department, 601.376.4827. For more information on donating to scholarships at Hinds Community College, call 601.857.3363 or see the alumni/foundation tab at www.hindscc.edu.

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Hinds CC, MUW partnership fosters culinary arts bachelor’s degree
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27 March

Hinds CC, MUW partnership fosters culinary arts bachelor’s degree

Stuart Johnsey

For Stuart Johnsey, opening his own bakery and café would be the achievement of a dream.

The Clinton High School graduate starting taking culinary classes in high school and he’s now a freshman in the culinary arts program at Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center.

With a new partnership between Hinds and Mississippi University for Women, Johnsey, 19, will now have an opportunity to get a bachelor’s degree in the field he loves without leaving the place where he feels at home.

“When I walk in the door at Hinds, I feel like I’m at home, like I’m with family,” he said. The MUW partnership “has made it even better. It’ll enable me to get a four-year degree at Hinds and not have to move away and spend a whole lot of money.”

Hinds Community College and Mississippi University for Women Wednesday announced details of a new agreement that will be a boon for students like Johnsey studying culinary arts in the Jackson area.

The 2 Plus 2 agreement between Hinds CC and MUW allows culinary arts students to finish a Bachelor of Technology in Professional Studies degree with a concentration in Culinary Arts at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center on Sunset Drive, where the Hinds program is based.

“Sharing resources and making higher education more accessible are the primary benefits of the Culinary Arts partnership between Hinds and MUW,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse. “We are very pleased that Dr. Jim Borsig and the MUW Culinary Arts Institute faculty recognized the value of the Associate of Applied Science degree and are giving our culinary students an opportunity for a bachelor’s degree in a setting that is convenient to their family and work obligations.”

MUW will provide an instructor to teach the Hinds students in face-to-face classes that will allow them to finish the last two years of their degree.

“Hinds Community College is a longtime partner with The W, and we look forward to this enhanced 2 Plus 2 program that will bring expanded culinary instruction to the Hinds campus and the Jackson metropolitan area,” said Dr. Jim Borsig, president of Mississippi University for Women. “Our faculty will be on-site, creating a seamless transition between the associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs.”

Larry Richardson, chair of Hinds’ Hospitality and Tourism/Culinary Arts program, said the partnership offers advantages for students.

“The 2 Plus 2 partnership between Hinds and MUW is a wonderful opportunity for Hinds Community College culinary arts students to further their education in a familiar environment and still have immediate contact with Hinds instructors as well as MUW instructors,” he said. “This will also enable students who have finished their associate degree to retain their job and home status in this community while pursuing a four year degree. We are thrilled to be involved in this endeavor and look forward to the opportunity that it provides our graduates.”

For more information on the Hinds Community College program, contact Larry Richardson at JLRichardson@hindscc.edu or 601. 987.8155. For information on the Mississippi University for Women program, contact Erich Ogle, director of the Culinary Arts Institute at MUW at eogle@ca.muw.edu or 662.241.7762.

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Posted by on 26 March

Jackson Campus students win DECA awards

Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center competed in the state DECA collegiate competition, winning several awards.

They are as follows:

Culinary Competition – Second place winners, Jamesha Dennis of Pickens, Matt Adams of Brandon, Stuart Johnsey of Clinton; third place winners, James Brokaw of Vicksburg and  Christian Harper of Ridgeland.

First place winner, Stuart Johnsey of Clinton, Restaurant and Food Service Management

First place winner, Christian Harper of Ridgeland, Retail Management

Second place winner, Ashley Wigglesworth of Brandon, Hotel and Lodging and Management

Third place winner, James Brokaw of Vicksburg, Human Resources Management

Fourth place winner, Velma Williams of Jackson, Retail Management

Qualifiers will be competing at the DECA International competition in Anaheim, Calif., April 16-21, 2013.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

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Annual arts scholarships renamed for late English chair
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26 March

Annual arts scholarships renamed for late English chair

Jessica Crose, Makayla Byers and Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse

This year’s annual Mississippi and the Arts scholarships at Hinds Community College were renamed for the late Peggy Brent, the program’s founder who died in January.

Brent, the longtime chair and curriculum coordinator of the English and Modern Foreign Language Department on the Raymond Campus, began Mississippi and the Arts Week 31 years ago to showcase talent and give students, employees and the community the opportunity for enrichment.

This year’s scholarships, funded by the Hinds Community College Foundation, are awarded to Jessica Crose of Greenville, Peggy Brent Memorial Scholarship in English; Makayla D. Byers of Clinton, Peggy Brent Memorial Scholarship in Art; Orionna T. Brumfield of Brookhaven, Peggy Brent Memorial Scholarship in Music; Zia E. Saraiva of Caledonia, Peggy Brent Memorial Scholarship in History and Lula B. Green of Jackson, Peggy Brent Memorial Scholarship in Speech.

Pictured from left are Jessica Crose, Makayla Byers and Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse.

Presentation of the arts scholarships kicked off the March 25-28 Mississippi and the Arts Week.

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